Horizon Europe is an opportunity for all types of UK organisations (including businesses and academia) to get funding for research and innovation. For UK businesses this is an opportunity to collaborate with partners with the right expertise to expand markets and accelerate innovation across Europe and internationally.
Horizon Europe turns ideas into reality
Horizon Europe is the world’s largest Research and Innovation (R&I) programme, with a budget of over £82bn. The programme runs from 2021 to 2027, and it is open to all types of R&I organisations, including large businesses, SMEs, academia, public institutions and third sector organisations.
The UK has historically been one of the best performers in European Research and Innovation Framework Programmes, and on average successful UK applicants to Pillar 2 and Pillar 3 receive around £450,000 although this figure could be much higher. A key part of Horizon Europe is building consortia with partners around the world, particularly now that UK entities can lead projects.
Horizon Europe pillars
Driving scientific excellence and supporting the EU’s position as a world leader in science.
Supporting research relating to societal and global challenges through six clusters.
Informing potential applicants about the funding streams and connecting innovators across Europe.
Contributing to building research and innovation capacity for countries lagging behind.
Horizon Europe Pump Priming Programme
The programme supports individual UK small to medium sized companies wanting to explore and access Horizon Europe collaborative research and innovation opportunities.
Finding the right partners for your Horizon Europe collaboration is very important. The Horizon Europe partner search tools and events, below, can be helpful in identifying organisations that have expressed an interest in collaborating on a funding opportunity. You can add yourself to the relevant partner search tool to let others know that you are open to collaboration, or join us at one of the upcoming events.
Horizon Europe Hour - Webinar for European Stakeholders
The right combination of partners can achieve incredible things. The UK has a dynamic R&D community and thriving infrastructure ready to collaborate to solve technological and societal challenges. For more information on how to build Horizon Europe partnerships with UK organisations, join our Q&A event on 9th April.
Subscribe to Horizon Europe
Sign up to our Horizon Europe newsletter, for information on the programme, related news, events and funding, and connect to the right people for support. Our Advisors are on hand to help support you with your funding application across different strands of Horizon Europe.